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Ministry of Health wants to encourage people to do the rapid HIV test

Data from the ministry, for the first half of 2009 show that in Brazil about 630 000 people living with HIV

 
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In addition to raising awareness of youth about safe behaviors prevention, the campaign developed this year by the Ministry of Health for the World Day of Fight against AIDS to draw attention of society at large to the importance of conducting periodic tests that allow diagnosis of the disease. These tests should be done after risk situations such as sharing of syringes by drug users or sex without condoms.

Data from the ministry show that in Brazil about 630 000 people living with HIV. For the first half of 2009, the number is estimated, as they are only reported cases of HIV positive taking antiretroviral medication.

According to deputy director of the National STD / AIDS of the Ministry of Health, Eduardo Barbosa, that number should increase as the number of sexually active people who took the test at least once from 40% in 2009 to 60% in 2010.

This increase is a reflection of the campaigns urging people to perform the test. He said the state should provide the framework for carrying the virus have access to treatment, as well as strengthen prevention policies, particularly for more vulnerable groups.

One of the goals of the ministry is to expand the number of HIV tests through the program is Knowing. Tests to detect the virus are held by the Unified Health System (SUS) on a confidential and free. The laboratories are also in private testing. In Counseling and Testing Centers (ATC), which are units of the public, the tests can be made.

Barbosa also emphasized the importance of expansion of the Health and Prevention in Schools (SPE). He says that although the couple has a high degree of knowledge about what is HIV and the importance of using condoms, many have sex without condom use.

The campaign of the Ministry of Health also seeks to emphasize the care to prevent transmission among lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transvestites.

Among the objectives of the campaign, which will be launched today (1), is the deconstruction of prejudice about people living with HIV. The theme is The Appearance of Bias and Vulnerability to HIV / AIDS.

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Source: AGÊNCIA BRASIL
   Palavras-chave:   HIV    AIDS    Quick Test    World AIDS Day    Health Ministry   
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